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Frisky Business

Sourcebooks, Inc. | May 2014

She’s judging a man by the size his . . . wallet?

Marley Cartman wants a guy with a tiny one.

Bank account, that is.

When Marley takes a new job handling donor relations for a wildlife sanctuary in Central Oregon, she vows to make some changes in her personal life, too. She’s had her fill of overbearing rich guys, from her dad to her ex-fiancée to the wealthy jerks she rubs shoulders with as a professional fundraiser. From now on, she’s only dating blue-collar men with modest paychecks and a little dirt under their fingernails.

That sure as hell doesn’t describe William Barclay, the quirky board chairman who supervises Marley’s position. But Will’s not your typical millionaire, either, with his duct-taped shoes, assortment of outcast canine companions, and his habit of shaking up stuffy board meetings with quirky humor.

Will has issues of his own, namely his ex-wife and his sister. He had no idea the two women were playing clap-the-cupcakes on the side, but he’s over it now, and they’re all friends. Mostly. But he’s through with women pretending to be something they’re not, which is why Marley Cartman rubs Will the wrong way. Is she simply a people-pleasure in sharp suits, or something more scheming?

As Will and Marley butt heads over grumpy badgers and phallic artifacts, they discover they have more in common than they imagined. And sometimes, the opposite of what you think you want is exactly what you need.